The UK’s community bank, Metro Bank, gives every colleague a Day to Amaze – essentially a paid day off to support a local charity or good cause. Colleagues from Metro Bank’s Luton store decided to use their Day to Amaze to climb Snowdonia - the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level.
Colleagues Abdullah Zamir, Sheraz Zulfiqar, Aminul Haque, Kumkum Khan, Mustafa Yousaf, Hasnain Ahmed and Sumaya Sikder tackled this humongous challenge and raised £2,500 for vulnerable individuals in the Luton Community.
Leaving Luton at 6am to travel to Wales the team started climbing Snowdonia at noon. As Customer Service Representative Abdullah Zamir explains; “The climb was really challenging but it was worth every second of the day despite the weather which was really horrific windy and cold. It took us five hours to climb up the mountain as this was a first climb for us all it proved out to be more difficult than we thought it to be. After climbing the top, the view was worth every step and the cause made it even greater. The climb down was shorted at just over three hours and we all were grateful to have made it and to be able to rest with our feet up.”
The team raised £2,500 for Discover Islam Luton. Zamir adds: “A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored us and helped us raise these funds.”
Metro Bank’s Luton store is located at 10-20 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 8:30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.